Super Bowl XLV: The Top 10 Quirky Set of Facts About the Big Game

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Super Bowl XLV: The Top 10 Quirky Set of Facts About the Big Game
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The championship game or series for any sport always seems to have quirky connections that may not have a lot to do with the outcome of said game or series.  However these quirks are one of those things that makes sports a great pastime.  To have knowledge of these connections can either impress or make some wonder if too much time has been spent being a fan. In truth it is totally worth it.

The Packers and Steelers define professional football.  The first two Super Bowls were won by the Packers to usher in the current era of football and the trophy was named after Packers head coach Vince Lombardi.  The Steelers have won more Super Bowls than any other team already and they are going for their seventh when they take the field in Arlington on Sunday. 

For the current Packers this is the first chance for Aaron Rogers to escape the shadow of duh, duh, duh - Brett Favre.  Just like when Steve Young led the 49ers to victory over the Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX, Rogers will be trying to cement his own legacy in Titletown.

The Steelers have reached the Super Bowl even though their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended to start the season and their 2008 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison threatened to retire for being fined for his hits.

Match-up wise, this is a good one, not just in the current records, but also in all the history these teams bring to the field.  Terrible Towels vs. Cheeseheads.  It can't any better...well until the Lions make it.

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